Former dual weight champion David Haye, who is also the manager of British heavyweight gatekeeper Derek Chisora (32-9-0, 23 KO), said he had asked the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to appoint his ward as a mandatory contender for the title in the event victories over Ukrainian Alexander Usik (17-0-0, 13 KO).
“The answer will come this week. I wrote to Paco [Валькарселю], to the President of the WBO, a letter in which he announced that if Derek beat the mandatory challenger, he must take his place.
Derek more than once approached the title chance. But if he once had a real opportunity to cling to the title, now. We believe in common sense and believe that the WBO, with whom Derek has worked for many years, will provide him with this opportunity, “said Haye.